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Add It Up: FaaS ≠ Serverless

Serverless architecture is not needed to use Function as a Service (FaaS). In fact, 54 percent of FaaS users without production deployments say their organization does not utilize a serverless architecture, according to a survey conducted in August 2018. In comparison, 96 percent of organizations...
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Tracking and Controlling Microservice Dependencies

Dependency cycles will be familiar to you if you have ever locked your keys inside your house or car. You can't open the lock without the key, but you can't get the key without opening the lock. Some cycles are obvious, but more complex dependency cycles can be challenging to find before they lead...
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A major change to the EdgeX California code release is the switch to Go, which significantly reduced footprint, startup time, memory, and CPU usage.

EdgeX Adds Security and Reduces Footprint with “California” Release

EdgeX Foundry’s “California” release of its EdgeX IoT middleware adds security features and is rewritten in Go for faster boot and a smaller footprint, enabling it to run on the Raspberry Pi and other small footprint computers. The Linux Foundation’s EdgeX Foundry project announced the second major...
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The Istio Service Mesh Hits Version 1.0

Istio, the service mesh for microservices from Google, IBM, Lyft, Red Hat and many other players in the open-source community, launched version 1.0 of its tools today. If you’re not into service meshes, that’s understandable. Few people are. But Istio is probably one of the most important new open-...
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6 Key Data Strategy Considerations for Your Cloud-Native Transformation

Many organizations are making the move to cloud-native platforms as their strategy for digital transformation. cloud-native allows companies to deliver fast-responding, user-friendly applications with greater agility. However, the architecture of the data in support of cloud-native transformation...
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Containers and Microservices and Serverless, Oh My!

A new round of buzzword-heavy technologies are becoming relevant to—or at least discussed among—developers, operations professionals, and the tech staff who lead them. Need to come up to speed on the changing cloud and container trends and technologies? If you feel out of the loop, this tech-...
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CNCF’s CloudEvents Spec Could Facilitate Interoperability across Serverless Platforms

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) wants to foster greater interoperability between serverless platforms, through its release of the CloudEvents specification. The project is at version 0.1 iteration, and hopes that it will be approved as a CNCF sandbox project in June. The CloudEvents...
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How the Four Components of a Distributed Tracing System Work Together

Ten years ago, essentially the only people thinking hard about distributed tracing were academics and a handful of large internet companies. Today, it’s turned into table stakes for any organization adopting microservices. The rationale is well-established: microservices fail in surprising and...
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Kubernetes and Microservices: A Developers’ Movement to Make the Web Faster, Stable, and More Open

As web development has evolved, there has been a tendency to develop “monolithic” applications — that is, software that contains most or all parts of the code for a given company or service. Over time, those code bases have grown to massive sizes and become hugely complex, which has led to a wide...
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This month on Linux.com, we published several cloud-related articles to help clarify a few underlying ideas as well as examine specific implementations.

Cloud Computing in Focus: Serverless, Microservices, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, and More

Cloud computing concepts can seem as nebulous as clouds themselves, but in April, we published several cloud-related articles to help clarify a few underlying ideas and look at some specific implementations. This month, Swapnil Bhartiya tackled the subject of serverless computing with There’s a...
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